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Isaiah 9 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:1 - Nevertheless the gloom will not be upon her who is distressed,
As when at first He lightly esteemed
The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali,
And afterward more heavily oppressed her,
By the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan,
In Galilee of the Gentiles.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:2 - The people who walked in darkness
Have seen a great light;
Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death,
Upon them a light has shined.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:3 - You have multiplied the nation
And increased its joy;[fn]
They rejoice before You
According to the joy of harvest,
As men rejoice when they divide the spoil.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:4 - For You have broken the yoke of his burden
And the staff of his shoulder,
The rod of his oppressor,
As in the day of Midian.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:5 - For every warrior’s sandal from the noisy battle,
And garments rolled in blood,
Will be used for burning and fuel of fire.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:6 - For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:7 - Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:8 - The Lord sent a word against Jacob,
And it has fallen on Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:9 - All the people will know—
Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria—
Who say in pride and arrogance of heart:

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:10 - “The bricks have fallen down,
But we will rebuild with hewn stones;
The sycamores are cut down,
But we will replace them with cedars.”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:11 - Therefore the LORD shall set up
The adversaries of Rezin against him,
And spur his enemies on,

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:12 - The Syrians before and the Philistines behind;
And they shall devour Israel with an open mouth.

For all this His anger is not turned away,
But His hand is stretched out still.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:13 - For the people do not turn to Him who strikes them,
Nor do they seek the LORD of hosts.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:14 - Therefore the LORD will cut off head and tail from Israel,
Palm branch and bulrush in one day.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:15 - The elder and honorable, he is the head;
The prophet who teaches lies, he is the tail.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:16 - For the leaders of this people cause them to err,
And those who are led by them are destroyed.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:17 - Therefore the Lord will have no joy in their young men,
Nor have mercy on their fatherless and widows;
For everyone is a hypocrite and an evildoer,
And every mouth speaks folly.

For all this His anger is not turned away,
But His hand is stretched out still.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:18 - For wickedness burns as the fire;
It shall devour the briers and thorns,
And kindle in the thickets of the forest;
They shall mount up like rising smoke.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:19 - Through the wrath of the LORD of hosts
The land is burned up,
And the people shall be as fuel for the fire;
No man shall spare his brother.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:20 - And he shall snatch on the right hand
And be hungry;
He shall devour on the left hand
And not be satisfied;
Every man shall eat the flesh of his own arm.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 9:21 - Manasseh shall devour Ephraim, and Ephraim Manasseh;
Together they shall be against Judah.

For all this His anger is not turned away,
But His hand is stretched out still.
NKJV Footnotes
Following Qere and Targum; Kethib and Vulgate read not increased joy; Septuagint reads Most of the people You brought down in Your joy.

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